Rebelle Rally Recap: Spotlight on Team X Elles Racing
Content and images courtesy of Rebelle Rally and X Elle Racing
A day of fresh starts.
The Rebelle Rally is the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States. Teams of two will traverse over 2,000 kilometers in 7 days across the desert West. A unique test of precise navigation, it is not a race for speed, but a unique and demanding event based on the elements of headings, hidden checkpoints, time and distance using maps, compass and roadbook.
A day of shakeups.
We walked into the second official day of the Rebelle Rally with a four-way tie for first place—and we exited it with a significant points spread between the leaders.
Some teams gained multiple positions in the standings—and some fell from the top to the bottom.
Day 3 & 4:
The marathon leg
The marathon leg of the Rebelle Rally saw competitors navigate over 463 miles through rugged desert terrain. From here Rebelles had to navigate through open areas which had presented plenty of opportunities for mistakes due to the plethora of routes that could potentially lead to a insane obstacle—including those used in Johnson Valley’s famous King Of The Hammers event. Precision navigation will become paramount in this section of the event, which is expected to put a larger points spread between the competitors.
A day of rallying, hard
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